Solar airplane pilots use meditation to stay awake. For the solar powered planes the challenge is the long haul. It is the slow and steady race. The pilot can’t afford to have normal amenities. Yet he has to go on for days. The pilot has to be alert and awake most of the time, yet the human body needs some form of rest or relaxation in order to even survive.
That’s where meditation comes into the picture. Mediation is the next best form of rest or relaxation after sleep. With meditation pilot is able to be alert when he needs to be yet, the body can be relaxed.
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